Title: Tempting the Best Man
Author: J. Lynn (aka Jennifer L. Armentrout)
Series: Standalone so far, but I'm hoping for more Gamble brothers!
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Published: 23rd April 2012
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Madison Daniels has worshiped her brother's best friend since they were kids. Everyone thinks she and Chase Gamble would make the perfect couple, but there are two major flaws in their logic. 1) Chase has sworn off relationships of any kind, and 2) after blurring the line between friends and lovers for one night four years ago, they can't stop bickering.Jennifer L. Armentrout is amongst my favourite YA authors, so when I heard that she was going to be writing adult romances I couldn't wait! Just this morning I discovered that her first was released the other day and I rushed over to amazon and bought it for $2.99! What a bargain! (link above synopsis)
Forced together for her brother's wedding getaway, Chase and Madison decide to call a truce for the happy couple. Except all bets are off when they're forced to shack up in a tacky 70’s honeymoon suite and survive a multitude of "accidents" as the family tries to prove their "spark" can be used than for more than fighting. That is, if they don't strangle each other first…
I planned to save it for a rainy day, especially since I've got uni work piled up to my ears, but as it popped open on my kindle I decided to sneak in the first paragraph, then the first page, then hell... I gobbled up the entire book in lightning speed and oh boy I don't regret it one bit!
I was even going to put aside writing this review until I got my work done... but I can't help it, my thoughts need to be put down now so I don't forget what I want to say to describe my awe for the amazing Jennifer.
I feel a bit like a stalker consuming everything and anything that Jennifer writes, but hey there are a lot of us out there (even more creepy sounding) and a lot of us adults who love YA can appreciate Jennifer delving into adult fiction... she writes one hell of a steamy scene!
Describing Chase Gamble in one word is difficult, but I'll just say YUM! He's like that last piece of a triple chocolate cake that everyone wants but there's only one lady who's lucky enough to snatch him up for keeps and that's Madison Daniels - who is one hell of a woman.
Watching these two interact and the point of view changing from one to the other definitely switched things up and was so entertaining! It was hilarious to downright yummy! I might have had to go stick my head in the freezer if I could have managed to pull myself away from the pages long enough.
Jennifer writes amazing character's and I didn't only just fall in love with the leading couple! I would love to learn more about the Gamble brothers and even Bridget, Maddie's work friend who managed to capture my interest for just the short time she was in the book.
"Wow. I need Popcorn for this," Bridget murmured.
I maybe secretly hope that Bridget may find a Gamble brother of her own! So I hope that many people fall in love with Madison and Chase's story and in turn with the Gamble brothers.. and of course for inspiration to strike Jennifer so that she grace's us with more stories featuring the sexy and a little bit damaged Gamble brothers!
So, if you like adult books, especially romance then I highly recommend Tempting the Best Man, it's so much fun! and I personally suggest you take Bridget's advice and grab some popcorn... and maybe a glass of wine... because it's one hell of a steamy adventure!
Tempting the Best Man
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